Wanda & Rick’s Blog

TICKET TO ESCAPE

“TICKET TO ESCAPE”   Auto racing is boring except when a car goes at least 172  miles per hour upside down.” -DaveBerry        Daddy traveled several hundred miles to watch races.   Every year, Daddy took Ma to see the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. Once, they even saw a driver get killed during one...

” Grandpa’s Secret”

         Some of life’s lessons aren’t always revealed to us instantaneously, sometimes it takes months, years, or decades. I remember such a lesson taught to me by my Grandfather that didn’t register to me until much later in life. I am not sure how old I was or when it exactly happened...

Free Or Not To Be Free (Part III) Boot Camp

     The next morning after chow (breakfast) we were told to fall out when our names were called to meet our Drill Sergeants and get assigned to our training units. I was assigned to Co. D 17th Bn. 5th Div. I was later assigned to the 4th platoon in that company. I remember our Senior...

Get a Job

     “In the confrontation between the river and the rock, the river always wins…not through strength, but by perseverance.”           Do you remember your first job? I will never forget mine because I can never live it down. As a naive, sheltered teenage girl who was afraid of anything that...

Free Or Not To Be Free? Welcome to the United States Army Part II

       Once we had finished our paperwork and received our orders we were transported to the airport, where we boarded a plane bound for Louisville, Ky. I had never been on a plane before, so I didn’t know what to expect. It was kind of exciting and scary at the same time. I...

My Valentine Was A Sociopath

     Before I met a sociopath, I was clueless. I never thought that I’d run across one. Sociopaths were only in the movies doing horrible things to other people. Surely I’d never meet someone with such evil intentions. Boy, was I wrong!        Valentine’s Day was upon us. Everyone else had a...

Emotional Abuse Quotes

“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” Unknown “Being single is better than being lied to, cheated on and disrespected.” Unknown “Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than to hurt yourself putting it back together.” Unknown “Emotional abuse...

Life After Addiction Quotes

“Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’” Audrey Hepburn “Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery.” Mahatma Ghandi “Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.” Carrie Fisher “Addiction begins with the hope that something “out there” can instantly fill up...

Who Wants Me?

Who Wants Me?        My heart ached. Nobody wants me. I dreamed I was sitting in the middle of an auction. People everywhere. I glanced down at myclothes, all stained and torn. Every eye in the place focused on me. It was my turn on the auctionblock. The auctioneer pointed at me and...